|Engr. Aminu Jajal, DG NADDC
Government has suspended issuance of licence to new vehicle assembly plants.
General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC),
disclosed this in a statement in Lagos on Friday.
enable the council to consolidate the country’s vehicle assembly operations and
concentrate in developing local content.
did not apply to investment in original equipment manufacturing (OEM), adding
that applicants for OEM license would not be affected.
objective of the National Automotive Industry Development Plan is to bring back
completely knocked down (CKD) automotive assembly and develop local content.
billion to establish automotive test centres that will ensure that the vehicles
and components meet international safety and environmental standards.
so far has exceeded our expectations. The current status of implementation of
the policy is that 14 existing assembly plants started assembling new products
(cars, SUV, buses, pick-up trucks) in 2014.”
plants as Volkswagen of Nigeria (VON), Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN),
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, ANAMMCO, Leyland-Busan, NTM and Steyr.
Hyundai, Kia, Honda cars and SUV, Shacman and MAN Trucks, and Ashok-Leyland
buses are now assembled in Nigeria.
including Century Auto (Toyota), TATA, Coscharis Auto (FORD, Joylong, Dongfeng)
and Dana Motors (Renault) have been given bona-fide manufacturing status and
are on track to start assembly operations this year.
to the development of automotive local content.
supplier parks in excess of 400 square hectares have been acquired across
Nigeria and effort is ongoing to acquire more.”
evaluating tenders by global consulting firms with experience in the
establishment of industrial parks.